Willmott Dixon

Design Coordinator - Homeworking Available

02 Aug 2021
01 Sep 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

We have an exceptional opportunity to recruit a Design Coordinator to join team preconstruction team to support our projects in South London and the South East. The successful candidate will work from our preconstruction offices in Weybridge, Gatwick or Dartford, one to two days a week and be able to travel to site where required.

The main role of a Design Coordinator at Willmott Dixon is to manage the design process, promote integration of disciplines and select, manage, and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services.

You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and provide technical support to the bid process. In addition, you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Lead the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed specification and cost plan / estimate
  • It is also equally important to manage the appointment of consultants and ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services
  • Develop a design programme with the consultants to meet the agreed whole life programme dates
  • Provide cost effective technical solutions
  • Chair design team meetings and issue actions to all involved within 2 working days
  • Produce designs that meet all necessary statutory and regulatory approvals and record on appropriate tracking logs

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

  • Must have main contracting experience or experience as an architectural technician working on a similar project portfolio
  • Experience of various forms of construction technology
  • Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
  • Be able to interpret and read drawings and technical specifications
  • Have experience of managing specialist designers/subcontracts/supply chain
  • Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
  • Appropriate CSCS card
  • Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Navigation experience of design package software
  • Working towards MCIOB
  • Construction related degree
  • Experience of working in project teams
  • Managing specialist designers/subcontracts/supply chain
  • Have experience of project delivery

In return we offer

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive within. 

We are also passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years, underlined by placing 5th in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For - better than any other construction company. Times Top 50 employers for women 2021 as well as our platinum award for 'Investing In People'.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths.

Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!


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